Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the airways in the lungs to swell and become narrow, That’s why it’s being introduced to shortness of breath such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and cough. Asthma usually begins in childhood, with onset after age 40 being less common.
Not to forget all the people who suffer from it (more than 5% of the adult population in Spain), world asthma day, which is celebrated on the first Tuesday of May. This date was first celebrated on 5th May 1998 within the framework of the first world meeting on asthma in Barcelona, one of the most important asthma education and awareness programs in the world. the
the main purpose of world asthma day respect people with asthma, reduce potential risk factors, and teach people What to do in case of a possible attack Of this disease
What is asthma and what are its symptoms?
Asthma is a disease of the respiratory tract that causes the lungs not to work properly,which means both air inlet and outlet are not of quality chronic inflammation of the respiratory system, The most common asthma triggers include:
- Animal (dander or fur of domesticated animals).
- dust particles.
- Some medicines (acetylsalicylic acid and other NSAIDs).
- Changes in the weather (often affects cold weather).
- Chemicals in the air or food.
- physical activity.
- Respiratory infections, such as the common cold.
- Strong emotions (stress or anxiety).
- Tobacco smoke.
- All these factors can easily triggering asthma flare-up,
- Similarly, between the Main characteristics of this respiratory disease, we highlight the following:
- Wheezing breathing is more appreciated if the person is excited or tired.
- To gasp
- Unproductive cough occurs more frequently at night and in the early hours of the morning.
- Difficulty in breathing
- feeling suffocated
- chest tightness.
- There may be a discharge or presence of mucus when coughed up.
Best asthma treatment
are important for the prevention and long-term control prevent asthma attacks but there is no curative treatment. There are drug and non-drug treatments to prevent or reduce asthma symptoms. In the latter, we emphasize:
- avoid tobacco, Asthma patients who smoke have worse disease control. All asthmatics are advised to stop smoking, as well as avoid passive smoking.
- do sports, Practicing physical activity regularly (two or three times a week) improves cardiovascular fitness and exercise tolerance in patients with asthma.
- avoid environmental pollution.